WSOP What To Watch For: Harman Deep in Limit Hold'em
Another day at the 2012 World Series of Poker wrapped up on Wednesday and two events have moved forward to the final day. Event 12: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em and Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em are both set to conclude on Thursday and PokerNews is here to tell you What To Watch For.
Event 12: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em
Parker Reaches Final Four; Eyes Third Bracelet
Brock Parker stormed his way into the WSOP record books when he won not one, but two gold bracelets in 2009. Both bracelets were won in six-handed events — one in limit hold'em and the other in no-limit hold'em. Now, Parker finds himself just a couple of heads-up wins away from grabbing his third gold bracelet.
On the final day, Parker is scheduled to face Jason Mo first. He's already locked up over $130,000 for making it this far and that's his largest WSOP score outside of his two victories. If he wins, Parker will face either Tommy Chen or Brian Hastings.
Hastings Chases WSOP Gold
Hastings isn't too well known for his live tournament poker game, but he's revered for being one of the best high-stakes cash-game players in the world, mainly coming from online heads-up play. With this event being a heads-up format, Hastings may be feeling a little more at home because he has found his way to the semifinals.
Before this cash, the largest WSOP score Hastings has on record came at the 2011 WSOP Europe where he took eighth place in the €10,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em event for €54,810. In fact, that's also his only WSOP cash, which makes this his second. It's going to be interesting to see whether Hastings can keep this run going and really show everyone he has what it takes to succeed on the live felt, as well as online.
Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Harman Short, But Still Alive
Another woman is deep in an event at the 2012 WSOP and this time it's one of the most familiar faces in the game, Jen Harman.
The two-time WSOP gold bracelet winner, who is widely considered as one of the best all-around players in the world, may be short heading into Day 3, but Harman has experience on her side. Not only does she have two bracelets, but Harman also has 12 WSOP final tables. She's an avid cash-game player in some of the largest games around where limit games are regularly played. If she's able to run it up on Day 3, the rest of the field will have a big problem to worry about.
As always, you can find PokerNews' coverage of the 2012 WSOP on our Live Reporting Pages. We look forward to having you follow along and stay tuned for plenty more from our What To Watch For series.